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Federal Judge Rules Against Anna Nicole Smith in Inheritance War

A years-long attempt by the estate of deceased Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith to collect millions of dollars from her late husband's family came to a close this week, at least in federal court.

Get Real With Law Firm Marketing — 5 Observations

6 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

With the legal market shrinking and getting more competitive, marketing is more important than ever.

Bank of America to Pay $17 Billion in Justice Department Settlement

? Bank of America Corp. is expected to pay nearly $17 billion to settle U.S. Department of Justice accusations it packaged shoddy mortgages into securities and sold them to investors in the run-up to the financial crisis, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

BET Wins Legal War Over TV Fan's Facebook Page (Exclusive)

32 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Hollywood, Esq.

Florida judge says Facebook 'likes' aren't the property of page creators read more

There's A Reasonable Debate To Be Had About Showing The James Foley Beheading Video, But Claiming Its Illegal To Watch Is Ridiculous

41 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

By now you've probably heard of the barbaric and tragic beheading of journalist James Foley by the extremist group ISIS. There's an ongoing debate happening as many people sought to have the video (and screenshots) removed from the internet. Show More Summary

Law And Retail

Is it a wise idea to combine a law office with another business, such as a retail operation?

Tweets From TTT 1Ls Are The Saddest Thing You’ll Read Today

Behold the hopes and dreams of a generation of students, memorialized on Twitter....

Australian Movie Studio Boss Skips Out On Public Q&A, Claiming It Will Be Filled With 'Crazies'

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last month we wrote about a new copyright reform proposal in Australia, which is basically Hollywood's wishlist. It was put together by George Brandis, who completely flat out ignored the proposals of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), despite it going through a long and detailed process to come up with quite reasonable reforms. Show More Summary

Top 3 Networking Tips for Solo Practitioners

So you've decided to "hang your shingle" (oh, do I hate that phrase). Being a solo practitioner, by definition, is a solitary affair. That seems obvious from the word "solo," but it's solitary in a metaphysical sense, too.If you're part of a firm, you can bounce ideas off others, take......

After B&N's 'Browsewrap' Case, 5 Alternatives for Your Website's TOS

Earlier this week, the Ninth Circuit ruled that Barnes & Noble couldn't enforce an arbitration agreement against a customer. The only notice of the arbitration clause was buried in an agreement the user had to find by clicking a link to it on Barnes & Noble's website. These agreements --......

Tablet Fire Sale Leads to Shrinkwrap/Clickwrap/Browsewrap Confusion

A few years back, a firestorm hit the Internet -- and by a firestorm, I mean a fire sale. A tablet, with specifications on par with the high-end Apple and Android devices of the time, priced at $499.99 to $599.99, would go on sale for as low as $99, as......

7 Things to Do With Your Old Casebooks (Besides Sell Them)

Well, law school is over. The bar exam is over. And yet you still have a pile of casebooks from 3L year -- as well as a smaller pile from previous years you couldn't get rid of because the federal rules advisory committees have to change the rules every single......

'A Mural Painted by an Elephant,' and Other Things That Can't Be Copyrighted

Humans, yes; Animals, no; Pornography, maybe; Spotify playlists, doubtful read more

How AT&T's Own Legal Fights Show It's Lying In Claiming Broadband Reclassification Would Create Collateral Damage

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this year, we shared our own comments to the FCC on the issue of net neutrality and keeping the internet open. The key, as we noted, is that if this issue is left to the FCC (as appears to be the case), it should use Title II...Show More Summary

Shakira's Illegally Copied Song Puts Sony on Hook for Damages

The 2010 song "Loca" came without proper authorization from a Dominican Republic songwriter read more

‘Michael Jordan’ of Court Reporting Suffers Upset Defeat in Speed Contest

Jo Ann Bryce didn't win any medals in Sochi, but in the Olympics of court reporting, she's a champion.

Money And Power: The Real Reason For The NSA Spying On Everyone

4 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

More than four years ago, we wrote about all the buzz that you were hearing about "cyberwar" was little more than an attempt to drum up FUD to get the government to throw billions of dollars at private contractors. We noted that Booz...Show More Summary

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